A Call to Serve

Discernment is always a process. Sometimes it is short.  Sometimes it takes years.  Sometimes it means listening to voices that are not your own.  Sometimes it means ignoring those voices. A path can become clear after an “Epiphany” or it can be a slow and...

Not your usual election

This year, the voting members at the Nebraska Synod assembly will be electing a new bishop for the synod. It is far from a typical “election”, however; and because my name is now associated with the process, I thought it would be good to talk a little bit more about...

A Very Present Help in Trouble

-Psalm 46 – Grounding for uprooted and chaotic times God is our refuge and strength, a very present  help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam,...

Christmas Eve 2021

Last year at this time, I was posting about how Christmas Eve was definitely going to be different.  We only had worship leaders in the sanctuary when we live-streamed Christmas Eve worship.  After that, the high school youth helped lead two worship services in the...